Torguson Park offers active recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike. This 17.3-acre park is owned by the City of North Bend and maintained and programmed by Si View Metropolitan Park District. The park consists of five ball fields, a soccer field, restrooms, concessions area, an 8,100 square foot skateboard park, picnic shelter, bike racks, tot lot playground, climbing tower, 35,000 sf bike park, paved trail with fitness stations, and parking for 190 vehicles. Parking access is from E North Bend Way, in addition there are several pedestrian/bicycle access points from Thrasher Ave NE and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
Torguson Park amenities continue to improve each year with strong commitment from both the City of North Bend and Si View Metropolitan Park District. The climbing wall was installed in 2009 to celebrate the City's centennial. The design of the climbing rock imitates Mount Si. It is just over 31 feet tall at its highest point and includes some overhang areas and an arch. Choose from eight climbing routes of varied difficulty levels. In 2017, the City completed a renovation project of the sports complex with new backstops, restrooms, concessions building and a central plaza. Paved fitness trail and a picnic shelter were also added to enhance visitor experience. A 35,000 square foot bike park located on the southwest side of Torguson Park (750 East North Bend Way) opened in spring of 2018 for all levels of riders. The newly built park replaces an old user built course, and boasts an all-ages, all-abilities track, with features that both advanced and novice riders can enjoy together. A separate Striders track offers a safe environment for young children who are still learning how to ride where parents can walk along and help.
The District renovated the restrooms closest to tot lot with new siding, roof and additional maintenance/storage facility in 2018. The District also amended the infield soils, greatly improving their current condition and arguably the best they’ve been since the fields were first built. The District was awarded grant funding through the King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grant program managed by King County Parks to improve the outfields including leveling, a sand cap, irrigation and appropriate drainage. This work was completed in late 2018.
Skatepark Renovation Project
The skate facility at Torguson Park will see a much needed renovation project next year. Grindline, a Seattle company that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of cast in place concrete skateparks, has developed a preliminary design based on the public input received at two recent community meetings. The proposed design includes elements for all skill levels as well as a central gathering area. This project is funded through the District's capital bond. Tentative timeline for this project is to have design completed by this fall, and break ground on the project early in 2020.